With an incredible 61MP full-frame image sensor, the Sony Alpha 7R IV could well be the new king of full-frame mirrorless cameras!
September 11, 2019

Sony today unveiled the latest addition to the Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up with the Alpha 7R IV. Now this is one device that was hyped and looked forward to by professional photographers. For one, the Alpha A7R IV is the world’s first mirrorless camera with a 61MP full-frame sensor. That’s a massive jump from the 42.4MP A7R Mark III, and of course competing devices like the 47.3MP Panasonic S1R, which until now offered the highest sensor resolution on a full-frame mirrorless camera.

Coming back to that 61MP full-frame sensor, its back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques combine to deliver extremely low-noise, high sensitivity performance ensuring the absolute maximum image quality.  The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights.  An innovative 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system on the camera has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-steps. Additionally, the shutter unit assembly has been carefully re-designed to reduce even the slightest movement that may cause blur.

The Alpha 7R IV also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder in any camera, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF, which is about 1.6x the resolution of the EVF in the Alpha 7R III.  On the field, the Alpha 7R IV  can shoot full resolution images at up to 10 fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking for up to approximately 7 seconds in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approx. 3x seconds in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MP2 images.

The upgraded focusing system of the Alpha 7R IV is comprised of 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 74% of the image area.  There are also 425 contrast AF points that add extra precision and reliability for low light and other situations that are best served by contrast AF.

The new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will be available in the UAE from mid-September 2019 and will cost AED 14,999/-.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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